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as a polling call for this election. it originated from a washington, d.c., area code. they repeatedly tried calling the phone number today, identified as the source of that b bamboozling call. there have been sporadic reports of ballot irregularities today. a handful of voters report being given ballots already filled in. yes, it has been a weird day here in massachusetts. and honestly, a weird culmination to a really important senate race. as is usually the case in special elections, voter turnout is the key tonight. the high voter turnout, especially in urban areas would benefit martha coakley. the turnout in boston appeared to be high earlier in the day. tonight then, a democratic operative told the washington post "boston turned out numbers not good for coakley." but as much of these things often are, before we get the hard numbers, there was conflicting information. the secretary of state's office released information saying the actual turnout numbers in boston as of 3:00 p.m. were roughly on par for the 2006 election. that's a big deal, because in 2006 that was a real election. not th
a shot was fired around this nation. a shot was fired saying, no more business as usual in washington, d.c. the american people have spoken. the people of massachusetts have spoken for the rest of america. >> people of massachusetts have spoken for the rest of -- just like the people of new york 23 spoke for the rest of america when they put a democrat in that house seat for the first time since the civil war, right? remember how that was for all of america, back in november? yeah. extrapolation fail. democratic congressman barney frank made headlines last night with a statement that essentially declared health care reform dead in the wake of scott brown's election win in massachusetts. today, congressman frank reversed himself, saying, "i have realized that my statement last night was more pessimistic than is called for. i was reacting, perhaps overreacting, to proposals i had heard from a variety of sources that we do things to facilitate the passage of a health care bill that would have sought in the short-term to neutralize yesterday's election. i continue to believe that it will be
. >>> with new revelations about and interview with an actual member of the secretive washington, d.c., religious outfit the family, ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith. thanks very much for that. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. indeed, tonight we are doing something on this show we've been waiting to do for a very, very long time. after months of us covering c street and the secretive religious organization as the family that runs c street, the secretive religious group with ties to many well known politicians, finally, a member of the family has finally agreed to come on this show to talk about it. his name is bob hunter and here's your spoiler alert. the reason he has decided to be here is not because he's been all that happy with our reporting on this show. i'm very, very much looking forward to the opportunity to talk to bob hunter. that is the interview tonight coming up in just a moment. we'll also be reporting on the republican quest to bring the bad old days of the bush administration's anti-terror pol
washington correspondent norah o'donnell. set the scene for us there. >> reporter: well, rachel, there is a strong independent streak that is running through this country. we saw it certainly in virginia, new jersey and now in massachusetts. and scott brown ran as an independent even though he was on the republican ticket. did he not advertise that he was a republican. and you have to acknowledge this was a very compressed election schedule because scott brown in many ways came out of nowhere and the coakley campaign did not do a good job of defining the issues early on. scott brown, the senator-elect, said tonight, tonight the independent majority has delivered a great victory. he also said, this is the people's seat. and that's what caused this crowd to erupt. he also said, we can do better. and that's a message, a winning message whether you're a democrat or republican, we can do better that may resonate. i say that based on what chuck reported tonight, the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. there is a sense of dissatisfaction with washington and scott brown managed to ride
't stop fighting to cut waste and abuse in washington. i want to march forward with you. i want to work with you. i want to fight for you. i hope you're willing to stand by me, even during these tough times, because i believe in a brighter future for america. >> at the tail end of a week probably most democrats want to forget, president obama not so quietly transitioned back into campaigner road. picking a populist fight with wall street and whoever in politics will stand in the way of his economic agenda. now, this is not new in terms of policy, but president obama taking it in this way with this kind of a rally on the road in a very familiar battleground state sort of proof positive that the calendar has flipped to 2010 and democrats have elections to win. much of president obama's fire today was directed toward wall street, which happens to be, "a," a very soft target right now, and, "b," pretty good politics, since it's an i shall ew that republicans are on the very unpopulist side of. >> we're having a fight right now because i want to charge wall street a modest fee to repay taxpa
with new revelations about and an interview with a member of the secretive washington outfit the family. here's rachel maddow. >> thank you, keith. >>> we're doing something on this show we've been waiting to do for a long time. after months of us covering c street, and the organization known as the family that runs c street. a group with ties to many well known politicians, finally a member of the family has finally agreed to come on this show to talk about it. his name is bob hunter, and here's your spoiler alert, the reason he has decided to be here is not because he's been all that happy with our reporting on this show. i'm very, very much looking forward to the opportunity to talk to bob hunter. that is is the interview coming up in a moment. >>> we'll also be reporting on the republican quest to bring back the battle days of the republican anti-terror days. >>> the one political movement too crazy for even glenn beck. >>> an an anti-terrorism story that may as well have been written by "the onion," it has a happy ending. >>> president obama delivering a nationally televised soberi
things done, it becomes tough to do. >> chris matthews in washington, you hear the president describe his health care plan as a plot, he said it's not some wild-eyed plot to impose huge government. what's he gets out there with those house republicans? >> i think i'd like to close the gap just far second here and that is that with marcia blackburn with that list never mentioned the fact that republicans controlled both houses and the presidency. during none of that time did they move any of those bills. this is the great hypocrisy of the republican party. they do nothing in terms of extending health care to the millions of uninsured. anytime the democrats do it, they have all these criticismed and say, why didn't you take the republican approach. they never offer the republican approach. she's been in the congress now for eight years now. her fourth or fifth term. how come she didn't offer these many offerings in that list of her, which i found rather pushy, she could have passed with the republicans when they were in power. it's so hypocritical. >> you hear the president pivot from addre
in the middle class. >> to be clear, what we're hearing tonight from washington is that this proposed spending freeze would be everything other than defense, veterans affairs, homeland security, or state department spending and also entitlements. you're saying that's not racket. you're saying there are whole other swathes of the budget that the president is not dedicated to freezing. >> what i'm saying is that is an aggregate freeze but not an across the board freeze. let me explain. if you have an across-the-board freeze you say okay, folks. every agency, everything goes down by 3%. end of story. real simple. that's not what this is. some things will go down. some things will go up. more things will go down than will go up. that's how you achieve some of the deficit savings. but the fact is that we can get in there and target those parts of the budget for expansion just like the ones i mentioned. now, on the other -- there's also a bunch of emergency spending that's outside of this freeze. the recovery act will continue to create employment. by the way, that's one of the other things i wanted
, and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in washington to drown out the voices of everyday americans. we are going to talk with bipartisan congressional leaders to develop a forceful response to this decision. what that response might entail remains to be seen. we just heard barney frank from the banking committee and the house say maybe some changes could be made in corporate law to try to get back some of the ground that was ceded to the supreme court today. what also remains to be seen is how the president will get new financial reform through congress now that the supreme court has told the financial industry that it's cool if they want to just sort of buy congress. joining us now is elizabeth warren, harvard law professor and chair of the congressional oversight panel for the t.a.r.p. bailout funds. professor warren, thank you so much for coming on the show. appreciate it. >> good to be here. i've read that you met with david axelrod and valerie jarrett yesterday before this announcement today. what exactly is the president proposing and how important do yo
on every level. blogging at the economists today, ryan event writing, quote -- "the washington post" in a reported article, not even an op-ed today, describing the spending freeze as a political concession that could dramatically curtail obama's legislative ambitions while barely denting the deficit. less than 24 hours from this moment, president obama will be in the process of punting from the 1 yard line, not attacking the real long term deficit, doing short term harm to the economy by taking money out of it at a time when government spending is some of the only spending we've got and conceding to republicans their economically inane assertion that the way to tackle deficits is ignoring entitlements and health care costs and defense spending and, gasp taxes and monkeying around with a one-eighth sliver of the budgets that makes for good right wing political attack ads. awesome. joining us is james galbraith, professor of economics at the university of texas. thanks very much for your time tonight. nice to have you here. >> good to be with you. >> tomorrow night president obama is
, pulitzer prize-winning columnist of "the washington post," and also of msnbc, always a relief to talk to you under these circumstances. >> it's good to talk to you, except under bad circumstances. >> thank you, sir. that's "countdown." now to continue msnbc's coverage of this disastrous earthquake in haiti and the latest developments there and throughout the united states, ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith. thank you very much. we do begin tonight with the very latest on the catastrophic earthquake that has devastated the nation of haiti. at this hour, it is believed that there are still likely thousands of people trapped beneath the rubble of crumbled buildings in the hatian capital of port-au-prince. the death toll of yesterday's 7.0 earthquake is still unknown tonight, but earlier in the day, haiti's president estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 people may have been killed. estimates of death tolls and disasters like this, as early as this is, notoriously difficult to get right. but that massive number, 30,000 to 50,000 p
washington independent pegging her speaking fee at a minimum of $75,000. if she were to go instead to the cpac convention at roughly the same time she wouldn't get a dime. is this why she chose this one or am i just too cynical? >> i don't know, keith. i mean, if she had stayed in alaska and served the public interests in her term out as governor, she'd have gotten no money at all either. so she is clearly part of that entrepreneurial spirit that this party movement is seeking here. she has proven pretty well adept at raising money for herself, if not for anyone else. >> but again, her presence and the price that going to see her talk, which is i think what you do -- you don't go to listen, you go to see her talk. >> right. >> is $349 plus $200 to attend the rest of the convention. if you didn't go to the convention and you saved your $549, wouldn't you have just addressed most of the problems that the tea party people are complaining about in the first place? >> yeah. that is more than the price of a cup of tea, isn't it? it's a strange way to build a movement to put money in the
. so with him coming to washington, and working with the spirit of cooperation, maybe we can take this over the finish line and on the 2 yard line and the president said let's not give up now. in these economic times most importantly we have to figure out how to reduce those costs. they are sitting around the kitchen table and figure out how to make ends meet. their health care costs adds to that burden. it adds to the burden of the small businesses. it adds to the burden of the large businesses and adds to the burden of our federal government. so let's not give up now. that was his message this evening. >> on the subject of the political climate which you referenced there, the list of specific proposal it is president made tonight, lot of them very conservative ideas. ideas that have been -- that have been sort of auditioned politically in recent years by republican politicians. things like offshore drilling. capital gains cuts. business tax cuts. spending freeze. so-called clean coal which terminology that makes me cringe. singling out earmarks as if earmarks really have a signi
to be good at ducking questions, too. joining us now is chris hayes, washington editor for "the nation." thank you very much for being here. >> thanks for being here, rachel. i was impressed with your telestrator skills. >> it took me sort of all day. i will admit, to figure out how to do that. but i just felt like this was this incredible moment. nobody ever makes liz cheney -- sort of holds her to account for the double standard and just about everything that they've done since she founded this pressure group. and it was this great moment because she got asked but then she didn't answer. and i wonder if that's -- if she just knows she's going to be evading questions and that makes her more confident about having double standards. >> i think what makes liz cheney confident is the fact that there is no earthly reason anybody should be listening to liz cheney on anything other than the fact that she is the pr projenny of an alleged war criminal. she is able to go out and spout about anything she wants to spout about because the washington establishment has incredibly futile conceptions
this week. aides telling the "washington post" that nobody in the republican leadership knew that mr. steel was coming out with a book at all. let alone what he was planning to say in it. one aide telling the post, the book came out and everybody went, whoa, what happened? no one in the house or senate leadership knew he had a book contract. another gop aide telling qq politics, no one in the leadership had a clue this was coming. the media tour mr. steele has launched to promote his book was derided by another republican congressional aide as "a republican apology tour at the exact wrong time." remember, these are republicans talking about michael steele. this is not supposedly his critics. as part of his book tour, mr. steele told sean hannity that republicans would likely not take back the majority in the house this year. that sparked a conference call between republican congressional staffers and staffers at the rnc. among the quotes, eagerly leaked to news sources from that call, "he's got to stop and put an end to this thing." "you guys got to tell us how long this is going to last."
and the increase in drone strikes necessarily. that said, "the washington post" calls the five hits in a week, quote, extraordinarily unusual. and notes that they're occurring just across the border from where that cia bombing took place in khost. there are really newsworthy new developments on the bombing of that cia base. we have more ahead on that with the nation's jeremy scahill who joins us next. when it comes to italian sauce, some people prefer this jar. but more people prefer this sauce. winner of the blind taste test. the sweet and savory taste of prego. it's in there. >>> every one of us, every american, every elected official can do our part. instead of giving in to cynicism and division let's move forward with the confidence and optimism and unity that defines us as a people. for now is not a time for partisanship but a time for citizenship. a time to come together and work together. with the seriousness of purpose that our national security demands. >> turns out not everyone is onboard with that. unless you think coming together in a nonpartisan way as citizens and showing seriou
the smell has finally reached washington and anybody who has an ounce of brains won't want anything to do with this convention. it's not just these high profile speakers pulling out. the sponsoring groups and people who are doing workshops are pulling out. so the whole thing could collapse. and i think it raises an issue for sarah palin. does she want to make that $115,000 or actually, you know, do the right thing and maybe pull out? >> oh, yeah. that's a tough choice. you said an ounce of brains. bachman pulled out anyway. had to do it. david corn the washington bureau chief of "mother jones" great thanks, david. >> thank you, keith. >> that's "countdown" for this the 2,464th day since the previous president declared mission accomplished in iraq. good night and good luck. >>> now, to discuss tracy ullman's impression of rachel maddow is rachel maddow. i was told she does an impression of the voice of me so i am in terror. >> i'm embarrassed, flattered, terrified and sort of afraid to meet myself. >> embrace it. it could be worse. ben aflac could be playing you and tracy playing me. it co
that there was something scammy. that's his word. about the convention. i think the smell has finally reached washington. and anybody who has an ounce of brains won't want to have anything to do with this convention. it's not just these high profile speakers who are pulling out. sponsoring groups and people who are doing workshops are pulling out. so the whole thing could collapse. and i think it raises an issue for sarah palin. does she want to make that $150,000 or actually do the right thing and maybe pull out? >> oh, yeah, that's a tough choice. you said an ounce of brain -- >> just made -- >> an ounce of brain bachmann pulled out anyway. david corn, washington bureau chief of "mother jones." great thanks. >>> that's count down for the 2,464th day since the previous president declared mission accomplished in iraq. i'm keith olbermann. good night and good luck. >>> now to discuss tracey ullmann's impression of rachel maddow, tracey ullmann. here is rachel maddow. i heard she did an impression, just the voice of me. i live in terror. >> this is one of those things i am both -- i'm embarrassed, i'm fla
your cause if you're willing to admit to being that craven. joining us now is a "the washington post" columnist. e.j., great to see you. thanks for being here tonight. >> great to be here. happy new year. >> it seems to me there have been a lot of political missteps as people have tried to sort of politicize and capitalize off of terrorism in the wake of this christmas day incident. are the people who are supposed to be good at this getting bad at this or has the political context changed? >> you know, it's like a team that uses one play and does really great one season, the 2002 election, and it works great, and the next season the 2004 election and they figure they can use the same play over and over again and not adjust it. i think what they ran into in the last week is the first couple days president obama was trying to reassure people. a lot of folks thought he looked too laid back, wasn't engaged. if they had just hit him a little then and moved on they might have gotten some mileage out of it but instead they sort of pushed way farther. part of it was just over politicization.
mother all the way to washington, d.c. in your name as your senator. mr. brown is now a state senator. he is the republican candidate in tomorrow's special election to fill that senate seat that was held by ted kennedy for 47 years. mr. brown is running against massachusetts democratic attorney general martha coakley. how did the obama's mom secretly wasn't married guy come to be a viable candidate for ted kennedy's senate seat? well, back in november martha coakley the democrat was ahead by about 31 points in a suffolk university poll. at the beginning of this month a rasmussen poll put coakley's lead at nine points. by january 7th, public policy polling was putting scott brown the obama's mom secretly wasn't married guy ahead by one point. and as of this weekend a daily kos research 2000 poll had the race tied while a politico insider advantage poll had brown leading by nine. and that is officially a trend in state senator scott brown's favor. many of the conservative activists and donors flooding into massachusetts from out of state look at that trend and see this race as a referendum
, insanity, and racism. eugene robinson, pulitzer prize-winning columnist of "the washington post," and also of msnbc, always a relief to talk to you under these circumstances. >> it's good to talk to you, except under bad circumstances. >> thank you, sir. that's "countdown." please join us for the live edition of countdown every week night at 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific. >>> good evening, it is now 11:00 p.m. eastern time. we are continuing to follow the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked the small nation of haiti some 30 hours ago. one third of haiti's population is in need of emergency aid. there's currently i frantic effort underway to rescue thousands of people believed to be under rubble. 14 united nations peacekeepers have been reported dead. among those feared dead is the archbishop. u.n. peacekeeping mission chief is believed to be buried still under the rubble of the collapsed u.n. headquarters building. we've just gotten new startling new video just arrived into us tonight. you're looking to video posted to the cbs news youtube page. it appears to be surveillance c
the devastation. now al jazzeera english, the washington bureau are reporting the president of haiti and his wife are unharmed despite what you can see here as massive, massive damage to the presidential palace. within the last hour, the associated press reporting that at least two americans are believed to be trapped in the wreckage. they're staffers from a haitian ministry organization based out of connecticut. we don't have further information on those possible american casualties. u.s. officials saying tonight u.s. disaster rescue teams are being dispafd patched to haiti to assist in the rescue effort. we're now joined by marie michelle, a new york-based nurse who completely by chance happened to be visited haiti today for a funeral. she joins us live on the phone from a suburb east of the capital port-au-prince. marie, thanks you so much for joining us. appreciate it. >> you're welcome. >> where were you when the earthquake hit today and what did you see? >> i was basically at the funeral in -- i hear a loud rumble. and i wasn't actually sure what was happening. until things started falling
direction. except that they're really not. and the tea partyers want that to be known. "the washington times" reporting today, on the founder of teaparty.org, threatening michael steele and the republican party. saying, "we are turning our guns on anyone who doesn't support constitutional conservative candidates. it's not going to be good for them. if they don't get that and their party chairman don't get that, they are going to be ostracized." it should be noted that the guy making that threat, the head of teaparty.org, one of the founders of the tea party movement is this guy, dale robertson. take that in for a second. yes, that is the "n" word, and yes, it's misspelled. you know, it's usually a homonym attack when you call someone an illiterate racist. but in this case, when the guy is both using and misspelling the "n" word, i think it's fair to say, just descriptively, without comment, you, sir, are an illiterate race. you are also the founder of teaparty.org. so we have the florida republican party factionizing, we have the illiterate racist teaparty.org declaring war on the republican
aides telling "the washington post" -- that no one knew he was coming out with a book at all. one aide telling the post, the book came out and everybody went, whoa what happened. another aide telling cq, no one had clue this was coming. the media tour was derided this week by another aide as quote, a republican apology tour at the exact wrong time. these are republicans talking about michael steele. this is not his critics. he told shawn hannity this week that republicans would likely not take back the majority in the house this year. that sparked a conference call between staffers and staffers at the rnc. among the quotes eagerly leaked, quote, he's got to stop and put an end to this thing. you really just have to get him to stop. quote, steele is setting us far back with his comments and it needs to stop. quote, you need to have him be quiet. one senior senate aide was quoted by saying that michael steele is a fool. another aide adding insult to insult to injury, telling hotline that mr. steele has been going on television quote, appearing unprepared and uneducated. yet another aide
this draft together at "washington monthly" we decided to keep it posted in our newsroom since our executive producer christened it the bikini graph. take a look at the stock market, specifically the dow. here's what president obama inherited during the bush administration, and here's what's happened during president obama's first year. for all the efforts and freaking out about the economy, the numbers look okay. they at least seem to have gotten a lot better under mr. obama. he seems to have turned things around. and in terms of legislative accomplishments, whether or not you like the policies this president has pursued, consider what moved from his to do list to the done list. in this president's first year. not his first term, just his first year. less than a month after taking office, president obama got a massive $787 billion stimulus package passed. every mainstream economist in america said the stimulus worked to prevent a much deeper downturn. even the right wing think tank said the stimulus worked. even one of john mccain's advisers in the campaign against obama has been willing to
think the smell has linlly reached washington. anybody who has an ounce of brains won't wanted to have anything to do with this convention. it's not just these high profile speakers pulling out. sponsoring groups and people doing workshops are pulling out. the whole thing could collapse. it could raise an issue for sarah palin, does she wanted to make that $15,000 or maybe pull out. >> oh, yeah that's a tough choice. an ounce of brain -- >> she just made $5 million. >> david corn, the washington bureau chief of "mother jones." that's "countdown" for this day. good night and good luck. now, to discuss tracey ullman's impression of rachel mad dough with rachel ma dough. [ telephone rings ] pepto-bismol. nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and diarrhea. my son's got all that and he's on his first date. well, when he feels the instacool sensation, he'll know that pepto's about to kick in. honey, do you feel... the instacool sensation -- yes, mom. thank you, mrs. wagner. [ male announcer ] new pepto-bismol chewables with instacool. i was just in town for a few days, and i was won
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